Young soccer star aims high

first_imgThe 16-year-old of mixed East Sepik and Gulf parentage realised her potential after being appointed to lead the U15 side to the Olympic Youth Games in 2014 and the U17 girls to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) World Cup qualifier in Cook Islands in January 14-24.“For me, I’ve come to realize that leadership is something that can be applied in any area and in sports teams, it is just as important,” Joseph said.She completed grade 12 last year at the Gerehu Secondary School in Port Moresby and is currently waiting for an offer to continue her tertiary education. The youngster said she was only starting out in women’s soccer but she hoped to learn from the experiences leading and playing at international tournaments.She admitted one of the problems she stumbled on when appointed to the role in 2014 was speaking.“I am not a good speaker but since given the role, I’ve been improving in this area because it is very important to be able to communicate with the team you are leading,” she said.Moreover, she plays for the Yamaros senior women’s side in the Port Moresby Soccer Association.She has now made it into the PNG U20 side and she is currently in Goroka under the watchful eyes of PNG U20 coach Lisa Cole.Making the senior side is her ultimate sporting goal.last_img read more

Mir pulls De Lerma to strengthen his spinal cord

first_imgWith no time to lose, the first blue and white reinforcement was placed yesterday afternoon at Mir’s orders. The Extremaduran arrives in good condition and on Sunday he could debut against Prat. De Lerma will occupy the card of Samuel, long-term injured.With the incorporation of the midfielder, the Hercules already has its first winter reinforcement. The intention of Mir is that two or three more players arrive and the center of the field, Apart from the central position, it is the main plot to be shielded. In fact, lThe sports commission is still looking for another midfielder because everyone sees Fran Miranda outside the Hercules. Although the midfielder, in principle, will not enter the trick with Petcoff, everything indicates that the Extremadura will leave. Mir does not finish seeing him at 100% either and the sports commission, led by Ramírez, sees him with his head somewhere else. Thus, if Miranda leaves the center of the field will be reinforced with another player of his characteristics.However, technicians are still pending market to strengthen the axis of defense, the real priority. At the moment, there is nothing advanced although next week will be key. Nor is a right side ruled out because Felipe Alfonso remains unconvincing and with physical problems. Yesterday he did not train. Hercules already has the first winter reinforcement in its ranks. It remains to be seen if there will be a revolution in January with many movements, but for now Carlos de Lerma has become the first addition made by the blue and white entity to try to get out of the well. The arrival of De Lerma, 35 years old, surprised many because the Hercules has pulled Third Division to reinforce. De Lerma arrives from Móstoles and Vicente Mir has been his main supporter. The blue and white coach and the midfielder They coincided last year in Alcoyano. De Lerma stands out for being a creative midfielder, capable of directing the team’s game and with a lot of personality. Further, He has experience to spare after having played more than 400 games in Second B. From Lerma arrives wanting to remove two spines, since hhas chained two consecutive descents to Third, with Toledo and Alcoyano.last_img read more

Preliminary hearing starts today in Lequiere case

first_imgThe preliminary hearing, for one of the two people accused in a Fort St. John stabbing death, which occurred more than a year ago, is scheduled to begin today.31 year old Andre Paul Dupas a convicted drug dealer, has been charged in the murder of 28 year old Joshua James Lequiere.Like his alleged victim, the suspect is a Fort St. John resident, and so is 28 year old Pamela Joy Moore, who was charged with being an accesory after the fact, after she voluntarilty surrendered to police.- Advertisement -Police investigating the incident, which occurred on May 20th of last year, have stated they believe it was a targeted attack.The victim died in hospital after being found by police in a pickup in an East end apartment parking lot.Dupas is well known to police, right across the province, and has also been the subject of several other charges including those that went to drug possession and trafficking.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement

first_imgKernans of Donegal have earned the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at each of their four forecourts across Donegal.The renowned group, which has built a considerable reputation for its quality fuel, are now celebrating the achievement of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at the forecourts in Newtowncunningham, Ramelton, Drumkeen and Newmills Tullygay.This means Kernans have demonstrated compliance for the quality of fuel and standards under the requirements of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Scheme. Kernans Drumkeen Manager, Liam O’ Brien , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newmills, Tullygay Manager,Laura Mc Fadden , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Ramelton Manager,Pauric Mc McGarvey , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newtown Manager,Patrick Mc Bride , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalSpeaking to Donegal Daily, Anthony explained that one of the main decisions that helped him push the business forward was his partnership with leading Irish owned fuel provider Top Oil.“All our sites are Top Oil,” Anthony said. “I have a good relationship with them and when you have a good partnership approach, it’s much easier to develop other sites”. Anthony said he and Top Oil shared a lot of “common ground” in terms of ambition and market positioning, which he expects will help develop further sites and opportunities going forward. “It’s a really strong Irish brand, and I love the livery, the colours are modern and fresh and very appealing to customers,” he said. “Top Oil’s approach is all about providing quality fuel and its brand is strong and reliable.” What is also important for Anthony is the fuel company’s adaptability, and readiness to change to best suit the market.“Top Oil is constantly evolving their approach,” he said. “That’s a really important process for any business and helps keep the brand fresh and attractive.”The partnership and close working relationship with Top Oil aligns strongly with Anthony’s approach to building the company.Kernans Management team pictured with Gabriel Duffy the Head of Top Oil in DonegalTo contact Kernans, visit them on Facebook: Visit: www.kernans.onlineCall: (074) 915 6110074) 915 6110About Top Oil’s Quality Assurance: At Top Oil, Quality Assurance is a way of monitoring and preventing defects in products and avoiding problems when delivering our solutions or services to customers.For us, our program is an annual quality check to ensure that all expectations are exceeded by our customers. The program comprises administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for our products, services and activity will be fulfilled.Quality assurance includes two principles: “Fit for purpose” (the product should be suitable for the intended purpose); and “right first time” (mistakes should be eliminated). Our QA includes management of the quality of materials, products and components, services related to production, and management, production and inspection processes.Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessforecourtKERNANSmotoringQualitytop oillast_img read more

Zidane, Guardiola, John Barnes and other fantastic players who became managers

first_img 7 Franz Beckenbauer – Regarded as one of the greatest players ever to grace the game of football, Beckenbauer remains one of only two men to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager. He captained West Germany to the trophy in 1974, and repeated the feat as head coach in 1990. He also enjoyed managerial successes with Marseille and Bayern Munich – though he failed to replicate his trophy-laden playing days. Managerial honours: West Germany: World Cup. Marseille: Ligue 1. Bayern Munich: Bundesliga, UEFA Cup. Zinedine Zidane is on the brink of creating history with Real Madrid, ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus.Should Real beat their Italian opponents, they will become the first team to win Europe’s premier competition in successive years since the rebranding of the European Cup in 1992.Zidane has already worked wonders at the Bernabeu, but he will go down in history if he can achieve that record-breaking feat.A world class player back in the day, Zidane is proving to be just as impressive a manager – following in the footsteps of other great players-turned-managers.talkSPORT take a look at other fantastic players who decided to get into coaching, and compare how they fared in the dugout rather than on the pitch…You can see all the results by clicking the right arrow, above… 7 7 7 Johan Cruyff – A superstar with Ajax and Barcelona as a player, Cruyff enjoyed incredible success with both clubs as a manager as well. He led Barca to their first ever European Cup, created the famed ‘Dream Team’, and helped build the La Masia academy which continues to create star players for the Catalan club. Managerial honours: Ajax: KNVB Cup x2, Cup Winners’ Cup. Barcelona: La Liga x4, European Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de Espana. 7 Ronald Koeman – Part of Johan Cruyff’s ‘Dream Team’, Koeman scored the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final. He won eight league titles in two countries as a player, and through his managerial career has not been as good as his playing career, he is still one of the better coaches around. He has worked in his native Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and England, and is currently doing fine work with Everton. Managerial honours: Ajax: Eredivisie x2, KNVB Cup, Johan Cruyff Shield. Benfica: Supertaca Candido de Oliveira. PSV: Eredivisie. Valencia: Copa del Rey. AZ: Johan Cruyff Shield. 7 Zinedine Zidane – Zidane won trophies in three countries as a player, and also helped France win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. And though he has only been a top flight manager for less than a year-and-a-half, he is already close to being regarded as one of the all-time greatest coaches. Appointed Real Madrid boss in January 2016, he won three trophies before the calendar year was up, and has added a LaLiga title this season. Should Real win the Champions League on Saturday, Zidane will be the first manager to guide a club to the Europe’s premier trophy in successive years. Managerial honours: Real Madrid: LaLiga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup. Diego Maradona – One of the all-time greats on the field of play, Maradona’s talent as a player did not translate to talent as a coach. He has been in four club jobs without amounting to anything of note, and his spell in charge of Argentina was calamitous to say the least. Though he won 14 of 19 games, the 4-0 defeat at the hands of Germany in the 2010 World Cup was a true horror show. He was also handed a two-month ban by FIFA for abusing reporters in a press conference. Managerial honours: None. 7 Pep Guardiola – Another member of Johan Cruyff’s ‘Dream Team’, Guardiola is the player who has emulated the Dutchman the most. He won a host of trophies as a player, but has been even more successful since taking up coaching. He has managed three of Europe’s biggest clubs – Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City – and is already regarded as one of the all-time managerial greats. Managerial honours: Barcelona: La Liga x3, Copa del Rey x2, Supercopa de Espana x3, Champions League x2, UEFA Super Cup x2, Club World Cup x2. Bayern Munich: Bundesliga x3, DFB-Pokal x2, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup. John Barnes – A wonderfully gifted player, Barnes wowed the crowds at Watford and Liverpool and established himself as one of the best footballers to wear the hallowed England shirt. His managerial career has been a disaster, however. His first job was at Celtic and he was so bad he is regarded as one of their worst ever managers. Eight years later he turned up as Jamaica head coach, then took charge of Tranmere in 2009. He won just two of 11 games and was sacked five months later. Unsurprisingly, Barnes hasn’t been offered any jobs since then. Managerial honours: Jamaica: Caribbean Cup.last_img read more

Chelsea vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_imgChelsea host Manchester United as the Premier League returns with a bang.Maurizio Sarri’s side have hit the ground running this season and remain unbeaten after eight games, including three victories here at The Bridge. getty images – getty Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been on scintillating form this season. Alexis Sanchez saved Manchester United – and Jose Mourinho – against Newcastle MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions What time is kick-off?This clash is set for Saturday, October 20.Kick-off is at 12.30pm.Last season here, United went back North empty-handed as an Alvaro Morata goal separated the sides.Which TV channel is it on?You can watch this game live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.Coverage gets going at 11.30am.To stream the action, use either the Sky Go app or grab a NOW TV pass for as little as £7.99. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won It’s been a torturous season for United boss Jose Mourinho, who returns to his old stomping ground chasing back-to-back victories.His side battled back from 2-0 down against Newcastle before the international break, potentially saving their boss from the chop. 2center_img REVEALED BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade FOOTBALL LATEST ADVICE REVEALED RANKED 2 What is the team news?Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger is struggling with a groin problem and dropped out of Germany’s international squad.Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic were also struck down with ailments in the break and are major doubts.But in a boost for United, Ander Herrera is back in training and likely to be given the task of man-marking Eden Hazard.last_img read more


first_imgThe body of a 22 year old man has been discovered in Letterkenny.The young man had been missing from his home since last Thursday.The man’s body was discovered close to the Mass Rock at Roger’s Burren in the Glencar area of the town earlier today. The man is understood to be from the Meadowbank area of the town.The body is understood to have been discovered by a passer-by.Gardai do not suspect foul play.The man’s remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where to was later identified by relatives. BODY OF MAN MISSING FOR THREE DAYS FOUND IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalGardailetterkennylast_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal authors have had their stories included as part of ‘Around The Farm Gate, a unique anthology of Irish rural memories which is hotly-tipped to be a best-seller this year.Moira Gallagher hails from Creeslough but now lives in Lifford. Married with three children, the retired teacher’s story ‘The Potato Sowers’ tells the tale of how her community took the lead in times to scarcity to become world famous for their sowing exploits. She compares that world with the present day when the wheel has come full circle.Joe Coyle was born in Glasgow but came back with his family to live in Donegal when he was nine years old. Shortly after his return to the Gweedore area, he witnessed the scene which is the central piece of his story ‘ The Mice In The Meadow.’ Joe is also one of the country’s top newspaper and magazine designer and was responsible for the design of the book – from his Gweedore offices – in which his and 49 other stories appear.Around The Farm Gate, published by Ballpoint Press in collaboration with RTE, is a unique collection of 50 stories written by different authors from around the country detailing their experiences from the time in which they grew up.The stories are a brief snapshot in time and offer a rare glimpse of our recent history, encapsulating and preserving the traditions of several generations in a rapidly disappearing rural landscape.The presenter of RTE Radio 1’s popular Countrywide programme, Damien O’Reilly said: “Around the Farm Gate is a rich tapestry of unique memories and stories of life on the land in rural Ireland, a collection of events that happened but are seldom documented, until now. “From threshing oats, driving cattle to the local street market, thinning beet or cocking hay, the experience of growing up in rural Ireland is full of anecdotes and yarns focused mainly on life on the land. Too often though, these stories die with the beholder and are often left untold.“Growing up in rural Ireland for much of the 20th century wasn’t easy. Farming life was a tough existence but through a combination of a strong faith and an honest work ethic, farming families managed to keep the show on the road and much of that life shines through in this wonderful collection of stories from across the country.”DONEGAL AUTHORS FEATURE IN UNIQUE ‘AROUND THE FARM GATE’ BOOK was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Around the Farm Gatedonegallast_img read more

RTE to broadcast new TV documentary on ‘Children of the Troubles’ tonight

first_imgA new critically acclaimed book is set to feature as an RTE documentary about the 186 children who died in the Northern Ireland conflict tonight (Mon). The documentary tells the previously untold story of Northern Ireland’s lost children — and those who died in the Republic, the UK and as far afield as West Germany — and the lives that might have been.Joe Duffy and Freya McClement’s book, ‘Children of the Troubles’, which was published last month, goes on to recount each death in the form of heart-wrenching personal memoirs. Drawing on extensive original research by himself and Irish Times correspondent, McClements, Duffy creates a compelling new narrative of the conflict centred on the emotional testimony of those left behind, some of whom have never spoken about it before.The one-hour long documentary will broadcast on Monday night from 9:35pm on RTE One. (You can also watch the repeat Tuesday, Nov 5, 11.15pm)RTE to broadcast new TV documentary on ‘Children of the Troubles’ tonight was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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